From 1 October 2011, a number of amendments to the public procurement regulations will come into effect. This will see, in summary:  

  • implementation of the judgment in the Uniplex case into UK law by making changes to the time limits for court challenges to procurement decisions and related procedural changes;
  • modifications to the criteria for the "automatic suspension";
  • amendments to the definitions of certain offences and other causes for which economic operators may, or must, be rejected;
  • changes to reflect Machinery of Government changes affecting the Office of Government Commerce; and
  • other miscellaneous minor updates, improvements and corrections.

For further details on the changes please visit here